Front Office and Ballpark Staff

John E. Wuerfel

John E. Wuerfel

Managing Member/President
john@tcbeachbums.com

John Wuerfel is the head of both the Traverse City Beach Bums, LLC and Wuerfel Sports Development; family owned and operated businesses. He has 28 years of experience in the hospitality & service industry. With a career that spanned from 1970 through 1998, Wuerfel succeeded in the past with Wuerfel Resorts, building and developing two of the finest hotels in the Traverse City area; The Grand Beach Resort Hotel and the Sugar Beach Resort Hotel. He serves as the Managing Member and Chief Operating Officer of both companies. He is very hands on and can be found daily at Wuerfel Park wearing one of his many hats.

Leslye A. Wuerfel

Leslye A. Wuerfel

Member/CFO/GM
leslye@traversecitybeachbums.com

Leslye Wuerfel is the number two person for the Traverse City Beach Bums (professional baseball club) and sister company Wuerfel Sports Development (real estate management company), both family owned and operated LLCs. Along with her husband John and son Jason, they have gladly taken on the task of turning the dream of a professional baseball team in Traverse City into reality. She currently serves the both companies as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and moved back into the General Manager position in 2012.

When not working at the ballpark, Leslye enjoys spending time with her family which consists of three grown sons, two beautiful daughter-in-laws and five grandchildren. Reading, traveling, spending time John and her special animals quickly fill up free time outside of baseball. Courville Imaging photo

Jason Wuerfel

Jason Wuerfel

Vice President/Director of Baseball Operations
jason@traversecitybeachbums.com

Jason Wuerfel enters his tenth season as the Vice President of the Beach Bums and his eighth as the Director of Baseball Operations. He is in charge of player procurement.

Josh Wuerfel

Josh Wuerfel

Director of Stadium Operations
josh@tcbeachbums.com

Josh enters his ninth season with the Beach Bums. He is the involved in many facets of the organization --from and including IT, merchandise and program design during the off-season. He oversees all of the Beach Bums audio and video technology during the season.

Tom Goethel III

Tom Goethel III

Director of Food & Beverage
tomg@tcbeachbums.com

Tom joined the Beach Bums staff in 2009 bringing his experience in the field of hospitality as he has spent his entire working life in said industry. He thrives on the challenges that come up every day in this industry and takes on these challenges at full speed making sure that when the day is done not only is every customer leaving with a smile but so is his entire staff. Since the 2009 season Tom has been on a quest to become the best hot dog cooker in the Midwest. You may catch a glimpse of Tom in the ballpark as he does his “rounds” throughout the entire concessions area making sure that everyone’s needs are met and that all is running as smoothly as possible.

Tonya Wuerfel

Director of Promotions & Community Events
tonya@tcbeachbums.com

Tonya Wuerfel joined the Beach Bums in 2012 as the Director of Promotions & Community Events as well as program designer in the off-season. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in Biology. She was memeber of the GVSU Rowing Club and TriBeta National Biological Honor Society. She is married to Joshua Wuerfel and the mother of Alexandra, Cameron, Quinn and Anastasia.

Ben Holcomb

Director of Ticketing
ben@tcbeachbums.com

Ben joined the Beach bums staff in 2012 as a Food and Beverage intern and returned to the Beach Bums in 2013 as Assistant Director of Food & Beverage before becoming the Director of Ticketing. He is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University and loves bringing a smile to the fans faces as a part of a great baseball organization.

Amy Robertson

Amy Robertson

Promotions Coordinator
amy@tcbeachbums.com

Amy joined the Beach Bums at the beginning of the 2014 season as the Promotions Coordinator. Previously Amy worked for the MLB International: Melbourne Aces Baseball Club as Merchandise, Marketing, and Promotions Coordinator during their 2013-2014 season and prior to that she worked with the San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club as the Community Relations Assistant during their 2013 season.

Kevin Burke

Kevin Burke

Director of Broadcasting
kevin@tcbeachbums.com

Kevin Burke is the new voice of the Beach Bums, joining the front office in April 2014. Burke comes to Traverse City following a season with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos in the Southern League. For the Cincinnati AA affiliate, he provided radio play-by-play and color for all 70 home games and 26 road games. Additionally he worked in media relations, writing press notes and feature stories while maintaining the Blue Wahoos social media accounts.

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